‘My son was loved by all’: Remembering Zayden


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Family and loved ones gathered Sunday night to remember the life of 2-year-old Zayden Jaynesahkluah. The boy’s death is still under investigation.

But family and friends put that out of their minds at a vigil for Zayden. There were many hugs and tears as family read poems for Zayden and later released balloons for him.

They hope their love reaches the little boy.

“They say that time will heal, but neither time nor reason will change the way we feel,” said Jessica Wright, Wichita.

Family say the loss of Zayden is heavy and emotional.

“My son was loved by all, even those that didn’t know him, everyone in the community is coming together,” said Caleb Jaynesahkluah, Wichita.

Sunday evening his father, Caleb Jaynesahkluah, was surrounded by more than 20 others who wanted to think of Zayden. They organized a vigil in his honor.

“Balloon releasing is going to go up to heaven to reach him,” said Wright.

The group read poems and held a moment of silence for Zayden. And many exchanged memories of him.

“He loved people, he’d be in your face and tell you he loved you and if you were his best friend,” said Wright.

With many questions surrounding his death, family members hope there are answers.

“I just hope we find out soon, I just hope that I can hold strong and deal with whatever comes and what that result is,” said Caleb.

Zayden’s father says he’s grateful for the support during this time.

Police say they are waiting on a toxicology report.

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